GouacheGouache The name of is derived from the Italian word guazzo, water paint, splash or body color Gouache is a Paint that consists of pigment suspended in water. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. Like all water media, it is diluted with water. Gum Arabic is also present as a binding agent, just as in watercolor. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities.

 

GicleeGiclee zhee-klay - The French word "giclée" means a spray or a spurt of liquid. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and can be printed onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper using archival quality inks. The outcome print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. The giclee printing process also provides for a better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. Digital files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and films inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client, on Museum quality media that will outlast the life of most other mediums.

 

Hand Enhanced As many of the metal tone colors cannot be reproduced correctly with the original sheen; I create a few copies that I touch up with the paints I used to create the original artwork, which can as time consuming as creating the original piece of art.

 

Micro Calligraphy also known as Micrography, is the art of writing in very small font readable to naked eye only from a close proximity. I personally usually use Prismacolor premier .005 colored pens for most of my art. My work is produced without the use of any enhancing devices (such as magnifying glass), and is done freehand, at times mixing a verity of colors to create the desired effects. Copying large portions of the Torah to create these pieces there are usually a few mistakes in each piece, have fun trying to find them!